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I-DECIDED®—a decision tool for assessment and management of invasive devices in the hospital setting

TheI-DECIDED® device assessment and decision tool is an evidence-based checklist (see Figure 1). This tool packages international clinical guidelines for invasive devices into a mnemonic algorithm for...

Reducing the prevalence of antecubital fossa peripheral intravenous cannulation

The inspiration for this study came from the rising SAB rates in the authors' health service and the anecdotal observation that ACF PIVC was more likely to be associated with HA-SAB, similar to that...

Bridging the gap: introduction of an antimicrobial peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in response to high PICC central line-associated bloodstream infection incidence*

Central venous catheters represent lifesaving devices for patients with critical vascular access needs. Peripherally inserted central catheters(PICCs)are a common choice for patients requiring longer...

The role of single-use ECG leads in reducing healthcare-associated infections

In the clinical setting, monitoring a patient's ECG rhythm requires a minimum of three electrodes (Figure 1), which are connected to colour-coded leads to aid identification, and these are usually...

Implementing enhanced patient education for surgical site infection prevention in cardiac surgery

Findings from the surveys are displayed using descriptive analysis. Nonparametric data are presented with median and range. Frequency distribution of aggregate scores are provided for ordinal data...

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